The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration say they intend to transfer oversight of three major institutions to the leaders of those organizations. Those organizations are Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare, Viterbo University and St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.
That move will allow the Sisters to focus more specifically on a new issue - people in the "margins of society."
With this approach, Viterbo and St. Anthony will maintain their Catholic identities. Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare will move ahead as a faith based, non-catholic organization.
The Sisters hope to complete this transition by July 1, 2018.